Glove House Counseling and Mentoring

Since 1970, Glove House has provided community-based services providing hope and help for youth and their families. The Glove House has been a strong partner in the Elmira City School District's Community Schools model, offering transition programming, mentoring and counseling.

Programming Contacts:

District Contact:

Derek Almy
dalmy [@]

Glove House:

Alexis Stanton
astanton [@]

Laurie Bush
labush [@]

Glove House Grief/Trauma Counseling Services

This program provides direct support for all youth in the ECSD Grades K – 12. The Grief Support Counselor will provide immediate individual support to students that have experienced the loss of a loved one or a significant traumatic event. This individual support is provided according to the family’s needs. The Grief Support Counselor is maintained through ongoing Support Groups during the school year and regular group meetings are held in each ECSD school. The Grief Counselor works directly with the student and collaborates with an identified school partner in each school. This allows for information sharing in order to determine the needs of the student as well as provide education for school professionals on how to support the student. The Grief Counselor can also provide guidance for families and connect them to services as needed. The Grief Support Counselor works in collaboration with ECSD to determine the youth that need support. During the summer months, the Grief Support Counselor works on a more intensive basis with students and families. With a caseload of 12 youth identified in partnership with the ECSD, the Grief/Loss Counselor makes weekly face-to-face contact with students. During this time, they work on building coping and resiliency skills. This support may be in the form of counseling, connecting them to natural supports, or simply just spending time with the youth to act in a mentoring role.

Glove House Case Management Mentoring

Community Supported Mentoring Caseworkers provide intensive casework for up to 12 students in order to give the students tools that they can utilize to make appropriate choices to avoid disciplinary issues at school and in the community. The staff provide immediate intervention problem solving techniques with students when they are having problems. Students develop tools needed to avoid inappropriate behaviors and to avoid discipline issues at school and in the community. This position is staffed by a full-time caseworker, employed by Glove House. The caseworker is trained in the sanctuary model and works daily with 9– 12 assigned students regularly as well as other identified students throughout the school.